Virginia Olmsted

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V. OlmstedPhD Candidate
volmsted@live.unc.edu

 

 

 

 

Major Field: Russian and East European History
Adviser:
Donald Raleigh

BA University of Virginia, 2013
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
MA Thesis: “Nationalizing Fashion: Soviet Women’s Fashion and the West, 1959-1967”

Research Interests

My research focuses on the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, particularly Late Socialism, 1953-91. I am interested in the history of fashion and the establishment of state houses of design. My dissertation will explore the role of fashion and consumption in the Cold War competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.

 

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